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Harmony of the World: Stories (1994) [Collection]
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In these ten stories, Charles Baxter shows his genius in making his characters' everyday sufferings--and occasional fragile joys--seem utterly unprecedented, even as he reminds us, gently and with a sly comic twist, that everything they feel is only the collateral damage of being human. Whether he is writing about the players in a rickety bisexual love triangle or a woman visiting her husband in a nursing home, probing the psychic mainspring of a grimly obsessive weight lifter or sifting through the layers of resentment, need, and pity in a friendship that has gone on a few decades too long, Baxter enchants us with the elegant balance of his prose and the unexpectedness of his insights.

- Gershwin's Second Prelude
- Xavier Speaking
- The Model
- Horace and Margaret's Fifty-Second
- The Cliff
- A Short Course in Nietschean Ethics
- The Would-Be Father
- Weights
- Harmony of the World
- The Crank

Original title: Harmony of the World: Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

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Language: English

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ISBN: 0679776516

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